Famous Israeli Physicians

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 1 Immanuel Velikovsky

Immanuel Velikovsky
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 10, 1895
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vitebsk
Died: November 17, 1979

Immanuel Velikovsky is remembered for his concepts such as cosmogony. He initially studied medicine and psychology, and later devoted his life to his research on ancient myths and legends, attempting to establish their historical authenticity. In spite of facing the hostility of scientists, his Worlds in Collision became a bestseller.

 2 Iddo Netanyahu

Iddo Netanyahu
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Famous As: physician, playwright, radiologist, writer
Birthdate: July 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jerusalem

Iddo Netanyahu is an Israeli physician and author. He is the younger brother of former Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, and martyred IDF officer Yonatan Netanyahu. Iddo Netanyahu received an M.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He practices as a radiologist and also has a thriving literary career. He is currently concentrating on playwriting. 

 3 Mathilde Krim

Mathilde Krim
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Famous As: Geneticist, Physician
Birthdate: July 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Como

Mathilde Krim was an Israeli medical researcher best known for her association with amfAR, an international nonprofit organization that aims at supporting AIDS research; she was the founding chairman of the organization. For her immense contribution to the field of AIDS research, Mathilde Krim was honored with the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2000.

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 4 Henry Markram

Henry Markram
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Famous As: Neuroscientist, University teacher, Neurologist
Birthdate: March 28, 1962
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: South Africa
Born in South Africa, Henry Markram completed his PhD in Israel and then moved to the U.S. as a Fulbright scholar. The acclaimed neuroscientist and Brain Mind Institute founder now teaches at the EPFL in Switzerland. His now-famous Blue Brain Project was aimed at digitally reconstructing the mouse brain.

 5 Yona Kosashvili

Yona Kosashvili
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Famous As: Chess player
Birthdate: July 3, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tbilisi, Georgia

Yona Kosashvili is an Israeli chess Grandmaster and orthopedic surgeon. Much accomplished in the medical field, he is one of the few physicians in the world to have earned both the titles MD and GM. He specializes in the procedures of arthroscopy and total joint replacement. In chess, he holds the title of Grandmaster and is a trainer as well. 

 6 Dorry Segev

Dorry Segev
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Famous As: Surgeon
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Israel

Dorry Segev is an Israeli-born doctor who is currently the Marjory K. and Thomas Pozefsky Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He is also the associate vice-chair of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is best known for the significant contributions he made to the field of transplantation. 

 7 Michal Schwartz

Michal Schwartz
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Famous As: Neuroimmunologist
Birthdate: January 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tel Aviv–Yafo, Israel

Michal Schwartz is an Israeli neuroimmunologist who is currently a professor of neuroimmunology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. She also holds the Ilse Katz Professorial Chair in Neuroimmunology. Her works helped to expand the field of immunology in neuroscience, and she discovered new roles for immune cells in neurogenesis.  

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